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Dr. Stephen W. Nicholas, a pediatrician from New York, has been a pioneer in providing care for children with HIV and their families since the 1980s. He realized that many of the children he was helping were from the Dominican Republic, and decided to travel to La Romana to better understand the root causes.   What began as a program to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child, grew very quickly to encompass psycho-social support and health care to their families and other vulnerable populations, such as sex workers, adolescents and people living in poverty.  In 2008, a new clinic opened that provided specialized services for adolescents.  Today, the clinic is independent and recognized as an outstanding model of comprehensive health services in the Dominican Republic.

You will be guided and supported by the staff while taking part in orientations upon arrival, during mid-stay, and at the end of your stay.  During these orientations, you’ll learn about the importance of relationship-building with your host family and local community.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Support local communities in providing healthcare to those in need.
    • Learn the inner operations of an health clinic.
    • Help protect vulnerable populations by volunteering at a clinic.

What's included in your experience

  • Housing
  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Field Trips